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Comparison of transport protocols for high-speed data networks
Author(s): Wanda B. Perkins; I. K. Dabipi; E. W. Hinds
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Paper Abstract

Due to increasing developments in large (gigabit) application programs, very large scale integration (VSLI) technology, high speed transmission media, high speed data networks, and others, researchers question the ability of most existing transport protocols to handle enormous amounts of data efficiently. Applications such as video conferencing, distributed processing, and real-time imaging requires protocols and networks that are capable of providing large bandwidths and low delays. Transport and network mechanisms implemented in VSLI allow a substantial amount of protocol processing to be performed in hardware. Several performance criteria are placed on existing transport protocols to meet the needs of gigabit applications. This paper compares the different transport protocols, such as Delta-t, Network Block Transfer (NETBLT), Transport Protocol Class 4 (TP4), Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), and Versatile Message Transaction Protocol (VMTP), in terms of the following transport services: connection management, data transfer, and flow and error control.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 July 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2484, Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition IV, (5 July 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.213039
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Wanda B. Perkins, Southern Univ. and A&M College (United States)
I. K. Dabipi, Southern Univ. and A&M College (United States)
E. W. Hinds, Southern Univ. and A&M College (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2484:
Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition IV
Ivan Kadar; Vibeke Libby, Editor(s)

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